Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Livy Correa
Olivia “Livy” Correa has been on the cheerleading team at West Orange High since she was a freshman, and this year gets to take the reins as a captain for the varsity squad. She got a chance to show off her leadership skills during a busy summer for the Warriors, which culminated with the UCA Camp at UCF last month. At the camp, West Orange was recognized with the its leadership.
How do you think the summer went for the team?
Are you excited to be a captain as a senior?
I’m really happy that I was chosen to be captain, because I’ve been on varsity since my freshman year. I’ve seen what the team has been like every single year and what it takes to be a leader.
Which gets you more excited — cheering for football or competitive cheerleading season?
I’m always excited for both seasons, of course — but I love football season more than anything. Being able to see my friends up in the stands, cheering on the football team, cheering on me and being able to interact with everyone is just always a good time.
Which games do you look forward to the most?
Definitely the Windermere and the Olympia games. I know lots of people who cheer at those schools and go to schools because they’re super local, so it’s always nice to see friends from other schools.
Are you planing on going to college — and do you hope to cheer in college, too?
I do plan on going to college, and I’m looking toward studying psychology. I love talking to people, and I love when people talk to me about what’s going on with their life. I do plan on cheering in college, too, because I couldn’t imagine my life without cheerleading.
Have you had a favorite teacher so far while at West Orange High?
I’ve had a lot of teachers that I’ve really learned a lot from — whether it’s school-wise or things about life.
Do you enjoy watching sports?
I love watching sports, and I do love watching football on Saturdays and Sundays. I always sit on the couch with my family, and we all watch football. ...My mother went to Ole Miss, so I’m an Ole Miss fan, and my dad went to the University of Miami, so I’m also a Hurricanes fan.
What’s your go-to restaurant around town?
I love myself some Chili’s — you’ve got to get the chips and salsa. People might think this is weird, but you need to get a side of ranch. Their ranch doesn’t taste like ranch, it tastes like this whole other crazy dip, but it’s really good.